Botox Cosmetic is an FDA-approved prescription medication that is injected into the muscle to block nerve impulses that control muscle activity. Botox Cosmetic improves the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows.
The frown lines between your eyes occur as a result of repeated muscle contractions. When you concentrate, squint, or frown, the muscles between your brow contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. After years of frequent contraction, those wrinkles can remain even after the muscles are at rest.
Although you will notice a visible difference, the treatment will not radically change your facial appearance. The muscle activity that causes the lines is temporarily reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles between your brows.
A Botox Cosmetic treatment consists of a consultation with the doctor a few injections with a very small needle. Most people do not experience any discomfort at all.
Some people see a difference in 2 to 3 days and some people not until a full week. Botox Cosmetic results will last for 4 to 6 months.
The doctor should know about all of your medical conditions, including blood thinning diseases and medications, or any diseases that affect your muscles, like ALS or myasthenia gravis. It is also important to tell the doctor any medications you are taking, prescription and over-the-counter or herbal products.
Side effects associated with the injection include localized discomfort, inflammation, tenderness, and/or bleeding or bruising. Other side effects are very rare.
Your Botox treatment will always be done by Brent Silvers, MD.
Call the office and make an appointment! Dr. Silvers offers complimentary consultations.